Dark academia is an aesthetic evolving around the deep interest in learning and a slight tendency to dark and maybe morbid things.
Attitude: Your attitude is waaayy more important than all the other things. No matter what academic you discover to be yours, you should be aware of the fact that academia is not just another fashion trend, but a youth movement for adolescents trying to finder their way in a world like ours. The general interest in learning is the most important and you should only refer to yourself as an academic when you want to learn in whatever way, but when you are only here for the style, pleas, do not make this a mainstream, misunderstood thing, really.
Style: The aesthetic and the clothing is meant to be inspired by 1950´s boarding schools. Knitted sweaters, blouses, fabrics and an earthy colour palette. Skirts and blazers are suiting too, but everything really can be worn academically. Tweet is also a big part of the look.
Makeup: Most people keep it simple. Dark eyeshadows, no concealer, maybe foundation, filled in brows, mascara and a dark red lip are some stables.
Books: Classic academic books are e.g. the secret history by Donna Tart or just anything classic. Poetry and drama are also seen often. But you can read whatever you want. I would recommend: The picture of Dorian grey and the Sherlock Holmes books. Personally I am big fan of Shakespeare as well.
Music: again, listen to whatever you like. Suiting for the aesthetic is everything classic and also some modern artists like Hozier, but you do you. I recommend: the Johannespassion and Danse Macabre.
Hobbies: Oh, here are a lot of tings to list. Learn to play chess, read, write, create art, learn an instrument, write letters, go to concerts and museums. Study or go for a walk. Visit churches and learn to dance standard or ballet. Rowing, Fencing, or golfing are also quite academic. Learn languages, do to the woods, join a secret society or a book club.
When I say my favourite colour is green this is what I mean
My current obsession is the idea of owning a bookshop in a little town somewhere, spending my days surrounded by books and then locking up at night and settling into to my armchair to read by candle light
what time is it?
it’s time to tear this milky way to shreds darling 🥰
The presence of divine is amplified when sitting under the night sky adorned with stars while conversing with the moon about the unbounded mysteries of this ever-expanding universe
What I mean when i say that I am a religious person
“𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘢 𝘩𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺.” - 𝘋𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘛𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘵, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺
So I’m peacefully reading a book when I realise my bookmark is nowhere to be seen. I start panicking. I ruffle the pages of my book. I stand up and shake myself. I remove the sheets of my bed. I go on all fours and look under the bed. And the worst thing is that while doing all this I end up shutting my book without marking the page I’m at.
Can someone buy me a Kindle please
For Roma, I love you
Hello all my 24k beautiful friends! I was wondering if we can do some kind of Q&A? I turned on anonymous questions so don’t be shy and ask me anything you’re curious about me ✨🌻
I’m feeling extremely frustrated with my life right now. I’m constantly exhausted and I never get anything done. There is no motivation in my life right now. In a fit of temporary mania, I repainted my entire room and bought a bunch of lifestyle items from Aliexpress and Ikea. I bought myself a new desk, some Korean home cafe inspired cups and things, desk trays, frames and some deco type props. I’m hoping that by transforming my environment I can find some peace. Though, as I’m typing this I feel maybe I’m searching for something antiquated in the wrong places.
Picture credits: yours truly
Tchaikovsky is playing whilst the fire burns in the stone fireplace, red embers resemble the sun, rain tapping furiously on the window, thunder, the smell of wet earth and musk, messy handwriting, bromothymol blue ink stains on my fingers, a warm emerald green and deep blue tartan shawl, cold Irish breakfast tea, daydreaming into the night, warm socks, writing ceaselessly, finishing my chemistry lab report, simultaneously yearning for an archenemy to fall in love with, might light a cigarette and let the rain caress my face…
you’ll roll out of bed only to find yourself coughing up blood
you’ll sit up only to throw up the tangled honeysuckle that grew in your stomach overnight
on the worst days
you’ll wake up with thorns imbedded in your wrists stemming from your veins
but on the days that you are well
the emptiness in you will only bleed with sun
“All things are with more spirit chased than enjoyed”
— William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
“carpe diem— that’s seize the day.”
nowadays chaos is when you want to listen to a new album but you shuffle it instead of listening to it from start to finish like it’s supposed to be
make the best of your situation. some people have more privileges than others but we all know at this point that life isn’t fair. so do what you can to the fullest extent: study hard, work your ass off, network, make meaningful connections, and be proactive, because that is the only way we can change and achieve our fullest potential.